There has never been a greater need for educators to have high-quality training and support in classroom assessment.
- The Commission on Assessment Without Levels confirmed that the quality of assessment training in England is currently ‘far too weak’
- The Carter Review of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) found that assessment is the area (of ITT) where most improvement is required
- It has been proven that improved classroom assessment has a positive impact on pupil outcomes. For example, there is an effect size equivalent to somewhere between one and two grades at GCSE
Over the last few years, we at Evidence Based Education have trained thousands of teachers around the world, in assessment and in using research evidence. We have heard similar calls from teachers and school leaders around the world: they felt a need to know how assessment could be done more effectively, and how they could harness it to make a real difference to pupil progress.